I can’t believe it’s spring already, or that Easter is on Sunday!
In the past, we’ve celebrated Easter by having an Easter Egg hunt in the backyard, and gone to church but we’ve never done any of the fun Easter-y things with the kids like dyeing eggs or an Resurrection garden.
This year, we’re making some changes.
~First of all, we are keeping the focus on Christ’s death and resurrection-after all, Christianity would be useless without it!
“For Christ died for sins, once for all– the righteous (Jesus) for the unrighteous (us) , to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive by the Spirit” 1 Peter 3:18
“For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23,24
~We are dyeing Easter eggs as a symbol of Jesus’ tomb- Eggs hold life and the cracking of the egg symbolizes the opening of the tomb to release new life into the world just as Jesus conquered death so that we might have new life as His children, free from the death that sin brings.
We’re using natural dyes for the eggs to avoid any chemicals. I’m excited to see how they turn out!
Click here to learn how to dye eggs using things you may have at home!
~We’re not giving the kids any candy- we’ve been trying to cut back on sugar and anything genetically modified, which is pretty much any candy. Maybe we’ll make cookies with honey or maple syrup or muffins or something as a treat instead.
~For Easter baskets, we’re giving each child an umbrella (no spiritual significance there, it just rains a lot here and they’ve been wanting those cute frog and ladybug umbrellas that open up and have eyes/antennae on top). I made a skirt for Ellie and am going to make some pants for Ethan to wear to church Easter morning, and we’ll put a few smaller things in the basket as well. I’d like to buy a children’s Bible for each of them but I don’t know if we’ll have time to do that. (we’d have to order it online or drive over an hour to get to a store that has Bibles.)
For some great Easter basket ideas, check out this website– or just visit the dollar store. You’ll find tons of non-candy items available.
For Christ-based Easter coloring pages, go here. There are some good ones on there!
I hope you have a lovely Easter! He is Risen!